|GoWell: Studying change in Glasgow's East End|
This page contains all the latest GoWell progress and developments from GoWell's East End study area.
There are 15 different areas in Glasgow included in the main GoWell survey. However, in 2012 we also decided to focus attention on an area of Glasgow's East End that includes Bridgeton, Calton, Camlachie, Dalmarnock, Gallowgate and Parkhead. The map above shows the study area boundaries for this area.
We are interested in these areas because we want to investigate the impacts of regeneration and the 2014 Commonwealth Games on people who live there. This part of the study is called GoWell: Studying Change in Glasgow's East End and will include surveys of these neighbourhoods in 2012, 2014 and 2016: before, during and after the Commonwealth Games.
We will therefore be carrying out three resident surveys over a six year period. These surveys consist of interviews conducted face-to-face at people's homes and include a whole range of questions about how people feel about their homes, their neighbourhood, services in the area, their lifestyle and circumstances and their health and wellbeing. They will also ask about physical activity and other health behaviours. Younger people (10 to 20 year olds) will be asked to complete a specially designed questionnaire (YPAQ) so that we can better understand their physical activity, engagement in sport and time spent sitting down.
Over time this will give us a picture of how regeneration and the Commonwealth Games might affect residents of all ages. What are the important changes? Have things got better or worse - and for whom? These findings will be used to help planners improve services and regeneration in the East End and elsewhere in the future.
Latest from GoWell in Glasgow's East End
This first round of interviews for the GoWell community survey is now complete and over 1,000 residents in the East End of Glasgow took part. The next two surveys will take place in 2014 (during the Commonwealth Games) and 2016 (post-Games).
The Reseach Team would like to thank everyone who took part in the baseline survey - and they will be keeping in touch with residents with regular updates on the survey findings over the coming months and years.
The initial report from the 2012 baseline survey 'Report One: Headline Indicators' is available here. A further two reports, offering subgroup analysis and providing data from comparable areas in the main GoWell study, will be available later in 2013.
If you are on Twitter you can follow @GoWellOnline for updates and the latest on all the GoWell strands of work.
For more information you can also contact the East End survey team on the Freephone number: 0800 389 2129.